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Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm PST
the nation celebrates dr. martin luther king jr. and he carried a mantle for a broader progressism including his support of labor unions, social justice trying to eliminate poverty and his vocal anti-militarism. here is dr. king in a sermon where he points to our government for getting involved in the conflict there. >> a nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death. >> john: not a quote you hear too often on dr. king day. here to discuss this with me now is kristal brent zook, associate professor at director of the ma journalism program in hofstra university, she is also the author of three books including "black women's lives: stories of power and pain." and political activist and director of the peace and justice resource center, tom hayden. thank you for your time this evening. when this day was approaching i told the staff on the show i really wanted to do a dr. king discussion about these very topics because martin luther king jr. stood for civil rights, non-violence organized la
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Jan 16, 2013 5:00pm PST
which produces beggars needs restructuring. that's a quote from the dr. martin luther king jr. whose birthday was yesterday and we'll celebrate monday the same day as obama's inauguration. it signifies how dr. king's activism was not just geared towards racial injustice but every bit as much towards social justice as well. while our country has made significant strides in racial equality it very. soften seemsoften it seems we're going the opposite way against poverty with nearly 50 million people now living at or beneath poverty. carrying the torch and renewing the battle against poverty is television and radio host author, activist tavis smily. now tavis's goal is to reduce poverty in half in ten years and completely eradicate it in 25. while that may seem like an impossible goal, let's remember another quote from dr. king. we must accept finite disappointment but never loss infinite hope. now joining me now is host of tavis smily on pbs and the tavis smily show on public radio international. >> thank you. >> why are we going the wrong way against poverty in this country? >> the eli
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Jan 18, 2013 5:00pm PST
organize guy two days before the nation will celebrate the bit of dr. martin luther king martinluther king jr. who died at the age of 39 after being shot by a right wing white man. and to try to create a perfect race of uniform thinking is white supremacist who is arguing against the concept of white supremacy. here to help me again geared up for white supremacy day ben kissel and comedian and star of "the muslims are coming" negin farsad and comedian and host of reuben report dave rubin. >> how do you appreciate your gun? like, you appreciate your father. you appreciate your mother. you give them a nice card. do you give your gun a card? thank you for making my average male genitalia mildly adequate. do you take it out for a steak dinner a milkshake? >> john: it's not about appreciating your gun. it's about rallying people behind the nra which serves the gun manufacturers. >> and rallying behind the fear of immigrants. as a child of a couple of dirty immigrants myself, let me tell you what happens in those homes. on the average night my parents who immigrated here from iran, scary. o
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Jan 22, 2013 9:00pm PST
. they actually honored confederate general stonewall jackson on dr. king's holiday. tasteful. joining me now from d.c. is political reporter joe williams. and here with me in new york is the only and only sam seder host of the majority report. thank you for your time tonight to discuss all of this malfeasance. joe, let me start with you because my head hurts over this. help me out here. 41 votes to maintain a filibuster instead of 60 to break it. is that the kind of reform harry reid has been promising month after month? >> basically it is change we can believe in if you're a senator because what they want is a rule that can benefit them when they're in the minority. and that is kind of a half measure that nobody really likes. because everybody's afraid -- the democrats are afraid at this point that one day we're going to be where the republicans are even though they've already been where the republicans were a couple of cycles ago and they never even tried to use these kind of shenanigans to the degree the republicans have. >> john: they did use the filibuster. the republicans did use i
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Jan 21, 2013 4:00pm PST
important. >> that's where the gray area comes in. dr. king wanted a certain person in office but not strictly based on color but what he does. it's not based on color but what he does. cornell was not saying you shouldn't swear on the bible but you can't say that but not carry it out with fruition. >> cenk: you thought that dr. west went too far before. you largely agree with him. >> no matter after that, anything he says is valid isn't this the crazy guy? you don't want to listen to what he has to say. now let's not let his good comments go to waste. >> cenk: we have to leave it there. chris geithner, michael shure thanks so much, guys, great conversation. >> thank you. >> cenk: now when we come back, well lupe fiasco is a guy we've had on this show. they invited him invited him to sing, it was anti-obama. [ ♪ singing ♪ ] the sirius xm satellite radio in the 2013 ram 1500. engineered to move heaven and earth. guts. glory. ram. the new ram 1500. motor trend's 2013 truck of the year. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> cenk: all right, we've got our "the young turks" panel here today, jaya
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Jan 21, 2013 7:00am PST
happens to be dr. king's holiday. the president's second term officially began at 12:00 noon eastern time yesterday. >> led by kevin mccarthy. >> jennifer: john dingell. god bless him. longest serving member of congress. over 50 years. his father served in congress, too. he has it in his blood. >> john: this is like the oscars for political. >> macy's day parade coverage. instead of blimps, we have politicos. >> john: what they've done with their careers. i kind of wish the oscars were a bit more like this. where we talked about people's achievements rather than their clothes. i want to go to david shuster down on the ground in d.c. david, can you hear us? what's the mood from your vantage point? >> reporter: the mood is very festive. we're starting to get more information about the president's inauguration speech. white house officials are making it clear that they see this speech as part of at package with the state of the union he will give to the joint session of congress on february 12th. what the president is going to do this morning, he's going to lay out broad principles, bro
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Jan 23, 2013 3:00pm PST
march with dr. king. so i would say that it's divisive in some sense but i think we're coming to a point in both -- certainly in the episcopal church, we have done our work on this and come to a clear consensus that this is the right thing to do, and a clear cultural consensus that this is the right thing to do. but i think 50 years down the line, people are going to say, what were they thinking? >> jennifer: i agree. >> of course this is the right thing to do. >> jennifer: i want to get your take on the firearms issue. i want people to take a look at this new gallup poll. and as a strong advocate for gun safety, do you think that congress, particularly the republicans are going to look at the polls and actually pass something meaningful? >> i hope so. you know, i mean this was actually the first thing i spoke out on. i came here from michigan your former state and i have only been here two months and this was the first thing i spoke out on. and there was a huge response across all party lines, and the response across the faith community has been across the party lines. there is a
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Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
spirit of dr. king the civil rights movement, take the american story and including everybody in it from our newest americans to our oldest citizens, and when he said our social safety net does not make us weak you could hear the oh throughout the whole crowd. >> jennifer: where were you christine? >> i was up to the president's right. we had a great view of the president and it was really really exciting. we were sitting right near artist john legend and cindy lopper both of who are very active in the community. we were all just cheering practically every line so we were a bit of a rowdy bunch but we were very very excited to be there, and looking out and seeing all of those people it was really really special and wonderful. >> jennifer: yeah, bill, i completely agree with everything, and the thing that struck me bill was that he really spoke clearly about income inequality you don't hear presidents often talking about poverty directly, and i was really encouraged by that. >> yeah what a contrast if mitt romney had given that speech, right? mitt romney would have said it's good to
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